Friday, October 31, 2008

tricks or treats?

tricks, for sure!
lucas and reno were up to some good 'ol fashioned ding-dong-ditchin' mischief to celebrate today.

happy halloween! we hope it's super spoooooooky!
love, lin

Sunday, October 26, 2008


dear nat:
i need a new big 'ol bottle of this. i'll never forget the first time i smelled it. you, me, winco grocery buying dr. pepper and ribs. you confessed your britney-ness and i've never smelled the same since.
love, lin

p.s. i still do believe that all would be right in the world if britney and j.t. would just get back together already. brad and jen?? you, too. thanks.

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

create. inspire. uplift. enjoy.

i'm on the enrichment committee for our ward's relief society {a wonderful gathering of women}. our committee is chock-full of talented ladies that help put together monthly activities that will aid in strengthening our homes, families and our own personal divine nature. it's been a great place for me to creatively express myself and use my talents to serve the women of our ward. we've been planning a super saturday event. a day to create, inspire, uplift and enjoy.
i had stashed some images in my brain from sarah's september 1st post and was able to whip up this little beauty from the inspiration that the textures and collage-y-ness of her creations gave me. i'm so in love with how it turned out.
next on the agenda is planning the centerpieces for that afternoon's luncheon. i've got these on my mind:
i love that they will bring in a bit of the fall season and also love that i can tweak things a bit to help pull it together with our crafting theme. i've spoken on here before about the missing piece in the synapse of my silly brains. the part that would allow me to turn an idea in my head into the real thing. so we'll see if what i've churned up really comes together. i need to round up some more pretty cake plates if anyone is willing to let us borrow their pretties for the afternoon. i'd love to come up with white or colored ones. and if you've got any other ideas for me - like where the best place to find a box of good lookin' apples is or some nice sturdy sticks?? or even your best caramel dipping recipe and tips??
i most look forward to getting together that morning with such an amazing group of women. i've been trying really hard to "suit up and show up" to these kind of things since we moved back to this town and i've been a bit surprised by the many blessings that i've gained from so many of the women in our ward. such amazing and strong women. such perspective. i love to just sit back and watch and listen and soak them all in. truly an inspired organization. don't you think?
love, lin

Monday, October 20, 2008

election '08

after an evening spent with dear friends and my sweet family i'm feeling aware, imformed and so empowered. i love it.
mark your calendars for november 4th because an election party will be had over here and you're all invited.
love, lindsay

Thursday, October 16, 2008

keepin' it on {pay-it-forward challenge}

last week a pretty little envelope was tucked way in the back of my silver mailbox. inside was this beautiful print from mrs. french of bliss blog fame. she just happens to have opened her first etsy shop - and it's dripping in beautiful photos.

i'd been dreaming of the tiny moon print. perfect for above the new babe's sweet crib. and there it was. in my box. a surprise.


mrs. french has the most beautiful little spot of cyber-space. she's full to the brim with wonderful talents that i don't even know where to begin. i love flipping through her space and catching a glimpse of her mama-hood, her loves, and her lady-ness. her "i heart mondays" are filled with special treasures. simple things that she's taken the time and noticed their true beauty. she finds the good ones. i love reading stories of adventures spent out with the boys she so loves and scanning through the gorgeous photos of their travels. not to mention how much my heart smiles huge when i see a little note from her in my comment log. she's a gem. a true gem.


awhile back i left a comment on her blog to enter the pay-it-forward challenge. i'm a huge fan of real-mail-karma. real mail that sends your heart a flutter when an unexpected surprise from someone who was thinking of you arrives. she picked me and thus the tiny moon print made it's arrival. now it's my turn and i can't wait to pass this one on.

::pay it forward exchange::
i agree to: send something fun, cute and nice to 3 blog owners who post a comment on this entry. in turn, those three will post this information and pick 3 people they want to send something to and so on. if you are interested in participating, leave a comment! when i pick the three comments i will email a request for your shipping address and i will send out something that i hope will make your heart flutter, too.

if chosen you agree to: promise that you will then post about this on your blog, link to me, and then send something to three people who comment on your blog so that this continues.

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

*a lovely lindsay giveaway*

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love, lin

Monday, October 6, 2008

don't you think it's time?

time for changing views
time for growing strong
time for quelling fear
time for meaning what you say
time for reaching out
time for trusting more
time for showing grace

october seventh is the last day to register by mail in washington state. it's time for things to change.
love, lin